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Netherlands Embassy: 'Wilders' remarks do not reflect position of Netherlands Govt'


[12/6/2010 12:00:00 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Dutch MP Geert Wilders said that he will "show how Jordanian officials themselves called Jordan Palestine until the 1970's," the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz reported.

The Dutch government will have to explain that he is not a part of it and does not represent its policies, Wilders said when asked if he’s not concerned his statements are damaging his country’s relations with Arab nations.

“The Jordanians can learn something about democracy from it.”, he added.

The Controversial anti-Islam Dutch politician Wilders visited Israel on Sunday; demonstrations were expected to take place at the site of his planned speech in Tel Aviv, according to the newspaper.

In 2008, Jordanian authorities prosecuted Wilders over his anti-Islam statements for with "blasphemy and contempt of Muslims," and have summoned the Dutch ambassador to protest Wilders’ policies.

demonstrators planned to protest against “the hate-monger from Holland,” as they describe him. A number of “human rights observers from the West Bank” are also planning to demonstrate near Ganei Yehoshua in Tel Aviv, where Wilders will speak, the newspaper said.

Wilder, who joined the coalition for the first time as a shadow partner in October after his party came out third largest in the June elections. His party received nine seats out of 150 in 2006.

in a statement to Ammon News on Sunday issued by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Amman, Ambassador Joanna van Vliet stressed that the recent remarks by Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders calling on the Netherlands to call Jordan 'Palestine' in propagation of an alternative homeland for Palestiniains "does not reflect the position of the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands."

" the Kingdom of the Netherlands wishes to clarify that the remarks of Mr. Wilders do not reflect the position of the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Mr. Wilders exercised his right of free speech as a member of parliament, however," the Ambassador added.


* Associated press photo

  • 1 Angry Jordanian 12/5/2010 4:26:53 PM

    That man must go to hell. I am going to kick his>>.

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